Student Organization Funding

The A- and B-Status Finances Committees establish guidelines and procedures for funding and auditing recognized Student Groups. Learn more about the A- and B-Status Committees and their respective funding procedures below.


Wild Ideas

The Wild Ideas Fund is a $25k pool for creative/new projects & events. The purpose of the fund is to eliminate barriers to student-led programming and projects and assist peers in executing creative endeavors successfully while seeking to avoid conflicting scheduling of events. See groups we've funded here.

 After submitting your application, you will have an opportunity to interview with the Wild Ideas Committee at their next meeting.

Applications, however, are closed for the 2018-2019 academic year. Check back in the fall!



Check out these alternative funding sources for your event or initiative.


Student-Faculty Interaction Grant

These grants provide funds that enable you to build meaningful experiences between students and faculty.  This grant is means to support access to cultural affairs events, meals, and other intellectually enriching events to foster a sense of camaraderie and community at Northwestern.

Student Application

Faculty Application

Student Activities Scholarship Fund

The Student Activities Scholarship Fund (SASF) was established in 2012 as a supplemental grant to assist students in registered student organizations with financial support to participate fully in their student organization’s programs and events.

InclusionNU Fund

The InclusionNU Funding Board is the collective funding source of Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Enrichment Services, and Campus Inclusion and Community. This funding board provides awards (capped at $750 per group) to groups that request funds for things that will meet at least one of the following goals: (1) Leadership Development, Cultural Competency Education and Social Justice Training, (2) Community Engagement and Advocacy, (3) Dialogue and Identity Expression


Catalyzer, Northwestern’s crowdfunding platform, gives student groups the opportunity to build campaigns to reach fundraising goals ranging from $2,000 to $15,000. Student groups can participate in Catalyzer once per year, in fall, winter and spring cycles.

Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) Funding

The Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) funds student groups that offer programming initiatives aligned with the NAA’s mission and goals. Priority is given to groups or programs that are specifically focused on alumni outreach.